Could not find the taxonomy group error during Visual Studio deployment


We recently updated a SharePoint branding solution to have a custom content type which included Managed Metadata fields.

When I attempted to deploy this solution to my development farm, however, I got this error when trying to Activate the feature:

Count not find the taxonomy group Parameter name: name Actual value was Global.

The cause was that I had not set up the Managed Metadata term store yet with the term hierarchy referenced in the custom content type.  Once I created the Group and Term Sets to match our production environment, the deployment and activation succeeded.

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derek Derek Smith is a software developer with 20 years of history developing on the Microsoft platform. He is the founder of HomeSpot HQ, and is the Director for Microsoft SharePoint Professional Services at rmsource, inc. in Raleigh, NC. Derek is on Twitter, , and Linked In

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